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Creamy fettuccine with scallops and peas

Recipe Information

Servings 5
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Scallops
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main dish
Cook Method Boiling; Pan Searing
Diet Low Fat; Heart Healthy; Low Cholesterol; High Fiber; High Protein


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine pasta 

  • 1 pound large dry sea scallops 

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice 

  • 1 cup low-fat milk 

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 

  • 3 cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Romano cheese, divided

  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 



  • Boil water in a large pot. Add the fettuccine and cook for 8-10 minutes or according to package instructions, then drain.

  • While the pasta cooks, pat the scallops dry and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet, and add the scallops. Cook about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown, and then place the scallops on a plate.

  • Add the clam juice to the pan. In a medium bowl, whisk milk, flour, white pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt until smooth. Whisk the milk mixture into the clam juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.

  • Move the scallops and accumulated scallop juices from the plate back into the pan, add the peas, and return to a simmer. Stir in the fettuccine, � cup Romano cheese, chives, lemon zest, and juice until combined. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 399 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 38mg

  • Sodium: 618mg

  • Potassium: 492mg

  • Carbohydrates: 54g

  • Fiber: 9g

  • Protein: 31g